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Leo J. McCabe, 87, retired Mobil Oil executive and former mayor of Glassboro

Leo J. McCabe, 87, a retired senior consultant at Mobil Oil and the former mayor of Glassboro, died Sunday.

“Leo J. McCabe will be remembered as a mayor whose vision and energy helped Glassboro evolve,” said borough spokesman Lavon Phillips.

Mr. McCabe, a Glassboro resident since 1962, began his tenure as a public servant by joining the Glassboro planning board in 1964.

He served on the Glassboro Board of Education from 1973 to 1992 and was president of the Glassboro education foundation from 1998 to 2001.

But his influence was felt most strongly when he was elected mayor on the Democratic ticket. He took the reins as mayor in 2002 and served four terms until stepping down in May 2018.

Mr. McCabe helped Glassboro, a small borough which had needed redevelopment since 2000, achieve a comeback, Phillips said in the statement. It’s now a livable, thriving small city, he said.

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ShopRite Glassboro and Cheerios help fight hunger.

ShopRite customers will recognize some familiar faces on their favorite cereal box when they visit ShopRite stores this month. Photos of 101 ShopRite associates will appear on the back of limited-edition Cheerios boxes as part of an annual tradition recognizing associates for fighting hunger in the communities where ShopRite stores operate.
That tradtion enters its 20th season this year, with ShopRite associates capping off 20 years of good by raising $1.5 million to help feed the hungry. 

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Presidential Street in Glassboro renamed to Samuel Trifiletti Street

On November 27, 2018 Mayor John E. Wallace III along with fellow council members announced the renaming of Presidential Street in Glassboro to Samuel Trifiletti Street. A lifetime resident of Glassboro, Samuel Community Athletic contributions to organizing, managing, and coaching in the Glassboro Athletic Club, St. Bridget’s Crusaders, Glassboro Midget Football, and Park & Rec Basketball and his esteemed service in the US Army in which he participated in the “Battle of the Bulge” which he was wounded and missing in action. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal, Bronze Battle Star, American Theatre Ribbon, and a Presidential Unit Citation.

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Glassboro Mayor and Council participates in ‘HELP BAG HUNGER DAY’ at ShopRite of Glassboro

Each year, on the third Wednesday of September, ShopRite stores throughout the Northeast celebrate ShopRite Partners In Caring Help Bag Hunger DayThis storewide event invites local dignitaries in the surrounding community to join ShopRite associates in a day of bagging groceries at the cash register. The invited guests take on the job of a cashier by wearing aprons and bagging groceries- all to bring awareness to the ongoing issue of hunger in our local communities. This day is nationally recognized by governors and state legislatures across the size states ShopRite services including New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. Glassboro Mayor John Wallace, Councilman Andrew Halter and Councilwoman Anna Miller along with Freeholder Heather Simmons participated by bagging groceries and getting to know residents better.

Zallie Supermarkets is proud to honor this day at each of their seven store locations including Williamstown, Chews Landing, Sicklerville, West Berlin, Laurel Hill, Glassboro, and West Deptford. Customers were encouraged to come out and show their support at ShopRite of Glassboro on Wednesday, September 19th and cheer on their local police, fire department, first responders, governor, and other community leaders as they bring awareness to their ongoing issue of hunger.

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We are very proud of those recently appointed to Council, promoted in the Glassboro Police Department, and appointed to Council, and as Police Chaplains.

Mayor John Wallace swore in

  • Councilman Andrew Halter

  • Police Sergeant Charles Williams

  • Police Corporals Joshua Adieyefeh and Kenneth Kuzniasz

  • Police Chaplains Mattikkii A. Collins, William Guidry, Joseph Allen O'Maley, and Sequetta F. Sweet


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Glassboro’s Mayor and Council Members held a dedication ceremony for the unveiling of a sculpture honoring former Glassboro Mayor Alvin Shpeen (1999-2002).

Glassboro’s Mayor and Council Members held a dedication ceremony for the unveiling of a sculpture honoring former Glassboro Mayor Alvin Shpeen (1999-2002), created and donated by Demountable Concepts, Inc. featuring a steel silhouette of the late mayor who was instrumental in bringing Glassboro and Rowan University together to revitalize the town.

“Former Glassboro Mayor, Alvin Shpeen’s dedication and vision created the groundwork for our revitalization and what has become the new standard in suburban living and a model for cities nationwide,” said Glassboro Councilman John E. Wallace III. “That is why this statue belongs in this location, directly across from his previous office -- to remind us, no matter how much we have to overcome, just what it is that leadership requires; just what it is that citizenship requires. Alvin Shpeen would have turned 87 years old this July. We do well by placing a statue of him here. But we can do no greater honor to his memory than to carry forward the power of his vision and a dedication to our residents.”

Rustin Cassway, President of Demountable Concepts states, “Alvin was a positive force in the town’s development and played a key role in our decision to locate our facility in Glassboro. We saw how nicely the town square has come together and decided it would be a perfect place to honor Alvin with a sculpture. The town agreed, and we worked together to make it happen."

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Newly appointed Glassboro Mayor John E. Wallace III takes office


Newly appointed Glassboro Mayor John E. Wallace III takes office

Previous Mayor Leo McCabe stepped down to allow the next generation to continue taking Glassboro forward.

Mr. John Wallace was previously appointed to fill an unexpired term on Council in January, 2015. He is Chair of the Public Property and Ordinance Committee and serves on the Water and Sewer and Health, Welfare and Recreation Committees. He is also liaison to the Board of Health and the Historic Preservation Commission. His focus is on reducing the cost and size of local government through shared services agreements. Wallace works as a perfusionist in the Department of Surgery at Cooper University Hospital.

A 15-year Glassboro resident, he is a graduate of Washington Township High School. He attended Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland and holds B.A. degrees from Thomas Edison State College. He also holds post-graduate certification from the Cooper University Hospital School of Perfusion.

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